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Report - Packin' Heat, Manchester - July 2013.

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Ojay, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Ojay

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    Packin' Heat, Manchester

    Here a City Engineers picture taken from the archives that provided one of the better leads in recent years :thumb


    Myself and nickindroy were out recently stocking up on alcohol and evading the scorchio temperatures in Mancunia

    Suitably geared up, we dropped into the main chamber via a laddered access shaft just off a busy highway


    Once down a side entry tunnel connects the main chamber


    Here a 'L' shaped walkway allows one to inspect/maintain the machinery which sits about 3m above the 'A' outfall sewer which runs directly under the road as it makes it's way towards the nearby Wwtw

    Essentially an underground motorised control room, used for lowering the Penstocks (P6/P7)


    During capacity the system can be controlled electronically by either raising or lowering P6/P7 accordingly to divert :turd down either trunk as and when required

    Below the machinery room, the Davyhulme 'A' Outfall sewer flows quietly in today's summer temperatures via a 4.2m RBP







    Further upstream of the trunk


    On the other trunk (Davyhulme 'B') sits a similar disused chamber home to 2 more large penstocks (P8/P9) no longer in use and rusted into a raised position

    Sadly we could not budge the heavy lid due to recent developments, however we did manage to drop into the maintenance shafts which serve both penstocks

    The oxygen level dropped a good 1% whilst down here, and it was too confined and dusty to piss about with the dslr

    I grabbed a couple of flashtastics on the phone whilst nick was on traffic control above ground, before bailing..


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    Outta here


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